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S. 832: Improving the Lives of Children with Spina Bifida Act of 2013

Summary: A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out pilot programs on furnishing case management services and assisted living to children of Vietnam veterans and certain Korea service veterans born with spina bifida and children of women Vietnam veterans born with certain birth defects, and for other purposes. (More Info)

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Vietnam Veterans of America 39,657 Facebook fans 256 Twitter followers

This full range of care should have already been provided to these young people suffering from Spina Bifida as a result of their parent having served in Vietnam. The initial law authorizing care for these citizens was enacted in 1997, and the statute was strengthened in 2008. Yet VA continues to drag its feet on at least some of the care for some individuals. These are some of our most vulnerable disabled, as a result of the war we fought, and to not fully assist them is just inexcusable.

Many thanks to Senator Donnelly of Indiana for stepping up to ...

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DisabledVeterans.org 1,952 Facebook fans 5,964 Twitter followers

It is about time the Senate takes action on behalf of A/O kids. These people were born with maladies of problems due to their parents' exposure to Agent Orange and Dioxins in TCDD. This country needs to honor its commitments to these individuals and their children before marching off to any other wars in foreign countries. Let's take care of America and her people.

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Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance 10,237 Facebook fans 323 Twitter followers

A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out pilot programs on furnishing case management services and assisted living to children of Vietnam veterans and certain Korea service veterans born with spina bifida and children of women Vietnam veterans born with certain birth defects, and for other purposes.

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